"Hairspray" Star Blonsky Cast in ABC Family's "Huge"

News   "Hairspray" Star Blonsky Cast in ABC Family's "Huge" Nikki Blonsky, who starred in the film version of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, has been cast in the lead role of the new ABC Family series "Huge," according to Reuters.

Nikki Blonsky
Nikki Blonsky

The new series, which is based on the book by Sasha Paley, was penned by Wicked's Winnie Holzman and her daughter Savannah Dooley.

Hayley Hasselhoff (daughter of David) and Zander Eckhouse (son of James) will co-star.

"Huge" is described as a cross between "Glee" and "Ugly Betty." The series, according to Reuters, "revolves around six teens and the staff at Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp. It centers on Will (Blonsky), a funny, opinionated overweight girl sent to the camp by her wealthy parents, who own a chain of fitness centers, and Amber (Hasselhoff), a curvy teen who is the slimmest girl at the camp but who considers herself too heavy."

"Huge" is scheduled to debut in late June.

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